Oh well hello and happy June to you all! Welcome to #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s Flash fiction competition where the prompts are wild, your stories are wilder and I, your faithful prompt master, am wilder still. It’s the first #QUICKFIC of June and I know you’re all keen to get started but first, let me tell you the rules of our fair game.
- You’ll see a prompt (this week it’s a picture. Next week it may not be, but this week it definitely is!)
- Let the prompt get that creativity flowing and channel that into writing a piece of flash fiction
- That piece needs to be 250 words or less. And I check, so no cheating.
- Title your work, pop it into the body of an email along with a note telling me the wordcount and send it to email@example.com with the subject line #QUICKFIC 07/06/2019 no later than 2:50 pm GMT
- Wait patiently as I devour all your lovely words then report back at 3:30 with your winner
As the winner you do also win a prize. Alongside our friends at Faber & Faber we’re celebrating their ninetieth anniversary. Current staff members were asked to pick their three favourite Faber books. This week you have the opportunity to win two of the books on that list and my own personal favourite: Four Quartets by T.S Eliot, Rip it Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.
So: you’ve got five hours, three books to win and 250 words or less to produce for me based on a prompt that you’re able to view…
By entering Faber Academy’s flash fiction competition #QUICKFIC , you’re granting us non-exclusive worldwide permission to reprint your story on our website should you win.